18 July – 13 September 2009

An Art Gallery of South Australia touring exhibition

Misty Moderns is the first major exhibition to tell the story of Australian Tonalism; a movement championed by the influential and often controversial Melbourne painter Max Meldrum (1875–1955), which took place during the inter-war period.
 
Around 80 works by Max Meldrum and 17 of his followers have been brought together from public and private collections around Australia. Included in the exhibition are works by Clarice Beckett, Roy de Maistre, Roland Wakelin and Lloyd Rees.
 
Curator: Tracey Lock-Weir
 

Learning

  • Misty Moderns Education Resource published by the Art Gallery of South Australia available here

Media

View 'Australia's forgotten art on show at UQ' here

Clarice Beckett Australia, 1887–1935
Hawthorn Tea Gardens c.1933, Melbourne
oil on canvas laid on pulpboard
51.0 x 43.7 cm
Gift of Sir Edward Hayward 1980
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide